What is Deep FOG Sanitizing?

deep fog sanitizing

If you’ve been following us for the last few months, you may have noticed we’ve been expanding our menu of services we refer to include all sorts of home care in addition to our signature Maid Service (see the full list below). Now we’ve added something new and truly amazing: Deep “FOG” Sanitizing & Antimicrobial Treatment!

The Ultimate Deep Cleaning

Your ENTIRE living space can be TOTALLY sanitized in LESS THAN 30 MINUTES. How? With Deep “FOG” Sanitizing!

This is a remarkable process where the cleaning professional uses a special “electro-static emitter” to put a sanitizing “fog” into the air that penetrates every part of your home or apartment.

Within just a few minutes of dwell time, EVERYTHING in your space will be completely sanitized. All surfaces, walls, carpets & floors, all surfaces, windows and sills… EVERYTHING.  It gets into every nook & cranny.

The whole process takes no more than 30 minutes.  It’s also 100% people and pet-safe, and with ZERO odor.  Best of all, it’s surprisingly affordable.

It’s like the ultimate “deep cleaning”!  Since it doesn’t remove dust, we recommend a maid cleaning first. And if you’re looking to completely sanitize your space — especially if you’re at risk for illness, or to clean-up after an illness — there is simply no betterconvenient & quick, or affordable solution.

We’re Your “One-Stop Shop” for Home Care

Our clients ALWAYS receive special deals and referrals from our “ONE-STOP SHOP” family of home care service providers, including:

  • Maid Service (our signature service) — weekly, bi-weekly, 3+ times per week, occasional cleanings, move-in/out, or one-time cleanings
  • Carpet & Upholstery Steam Cleaning
  • Window Cleaning
  • Handyman Services
  • Stainless Steel * Copper * Hard Water Restoration — don’t replace it, REPAIR IT!
  • Stone Care Specialist — knowledge and experience with the maintenance and care of all types of Stone Mediums
  • Wood Floor Specialist — experts with the care and maintenance of all types of Wood Floors and Finishes
  • NEW: Deep “FOG” Sanitizing & Antimicrobial Treatment — sanitize your ENTIRE living space in 30 minutes or less!

From Irvine to Glendale, Newport Beach to Long Beach, Mission Viejo to Pasadena and everywhere in between, we’ve got you covered with expert specialty home care specialists!

New Client Special

Get $40 off your initial house cleaning when you set-up a regular service schedule with us.

deep fog sanitizing with new client special $40 off

If you’re not yet a client, here’s a great reason to get started with us on a regular service schedule!

And if you have worked with us in the past, call us to get back on a regular schedule to take advantage of this special offer.

We only refer top-quality home-care professionals and maids (independent domestic workers) that are security-conscious, with wonderful personalities. They know how to get the job done right!

Halloween Cleanup

Glitter, Pumpkin Stains, and Candle Wax on Carpets

Once a year, ghosts, ghouls, banana men, and sexy witches knock on your door and bring out the Halloween spirit. As you open the door they joyfully say, “Trick or treat!“ as you hurriedly reward them with your prepared treats hoping that these would satisfy their devilish temper.  Most of the time treats work but sometimes, these aren’t enough to deter them from targeting you.  You wake up with all kinds of messes around your property and you panic. 

You’ve just entered… “The Halloween Cleanup Zone” (cue Twilight Zone music).  

Halloween Cleanup Tips

Howard’s believes that cleaning up after Halloween doesn’t have to be a terrifying ordeal. As Orange Country’s and L.A County’s best house cleaning agency, here are our tips for getting your home back to normal.  Disclaimer: we got these tips off the Internet, so your mileage may vary!

You’ve Got Eggs!

House got Egged on Halloween

So you awaken on November 1 from a peaceful sleep. No goblins or ghouls in your dreams! You stretch. You yawn. You put on a pot of coffee and start toasting your bagel. You crack a couple eggs in the pan. You’re officially awake now!

That’s when you notice something yellow streaking down your window… and the same thing on your other window… and…and… ACK! Your whole home is covered with eggs!! You’ve been “egged”!

If you’re facing an abundance of dried eggs all over your house, no need to panic. Don’t pour hot water over them as these would only make the situation worse. High temperatures will start cooking the eggs, congealing their proteins, making cleanup even more difficult. Instead, wet the area around the eggs and wait a couple of minutes. Then, use your hose’s water pressure to take as much off as you can. If the eggs are stubborn, mix a cup of non-bleach detergent, wet the area with the solution. Let the solution sit for a couple of minutes, and then start scrubbing using a soft-bristled brush. After scrubbing, hose the area with water and repeat if necessary.  

Your House as a Toilet Paper Zombie!

TP-ed on Halloween

Ah, the common Toilet Papering (“TP’ing”) prank…

Back when they used to make toilet paper that was strong and really worked, it was a nightmare to deal with — what made it “good toilet paper” is what made it really hard to clean up!

Nowadays, toilet paper is designed to disintegrate when it comes in contact with water. In fact, you may have noticed that some toilet paper brands start to disintegrate the minute you start <ahem>, um, <ahem> actually using it for it’s <ahem> intended purpose.

Well, if your home has been “Toilet Papered” you’ll have a much easier time cleaning it up if the perpetrators didn’t use the best, strongest brand! I can just picture the Product Development team at the toilet paper company “spit-balling” some new product ideas and coming up with this one: “Let’s make our toilet paper SUPER WEAK, because our customers will thank us when their house gets TP’d.

So, you can just wait for it to fix itself but you may want it gone as soon as possible. Use a power nozzle set to a direct spray to spray down your home or trees. Always remember to spray from the top, down. If you find the toilet paper isn’t disintegrating when in contact with water, then you’ll need to manually remove it. Sorry.     

Glitter, Pumpkin Stains, and Candle Wax on Carpets

With Halloween costumes and decorations all over the house, you’re bound to have some messes.  When it comes to glitter, a good old vacuum cleaner will do the job nicely.  For fabrics and other surfaces, a lint roller will come in handy, and If you don’t have one at home, painters tape or masking tape will do the job just fine.  

Pumpkin stains, though, are not so common. It only takes one careless move to make one pumpkin splatter everywhere.  If you managed to drop a pumpkin, use paper towels to pick up the splattered pulp but be careful not to rub it into carpet fibers.  As for the stains, pour a small amount of white vinegar and sprinkle baking soda over it, then let it sit for several hours and vacuum the area afterwards.  If the stain is still there, use a carpet cleaning formula and remember to follow its usage instructions.

Ever since the good old days of Bella Lugosi, Vincent Price and Elvira Mistress Of The Dark, the candelabra has been a Halloween MUST HAVE as part of the decorations. Ordinarily, filling your home with candlelight fills the mind with romantic thoughts — “Honey, can you make some chocolate-dipped strawberries while I get the bearskin rug out of the attic?” — but somehow, on Halloween, even romantic things can take a sinister turn. It gets especially sinister when your candles melt all over your couch and carpet!

As for candle wax on carpet, do not handle it when it’s hot, you can potentially burn yourself or make the situation worse by spreading it around. Instead, allow the candle wax to cool down and solidify. After that, use something like a dull knife to break apart the wax and sweep or vacuum the broken up pieces.

For cleaning candle wax on cloth surfaces like a tablecloth or couch, first try to break it up and manually remove as much as possible. Then place some clean newspaper over the wax spot and roll a hot clothes iron over the newspaper. The remaining wax will get absorbed by the newspaper and come right out of your cloth.    

Contact the Professionals

With all these tips, your Halloween cleanup will surely be a breeze.  But if you can’t take care of your Halloween cleanup right away or if you want to have a stress and worry-free cleaning experience, book a general house cleaning appointment with Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency Inc. 

Camilla and Jacob from Garden Grove are our frequent customers.  Fortunately, last year’s Halloween wasn’t a prank horror-show for them, but we were still able to give them a hand.  They’ve got this to say, “We had so many things planned, from house decorations to the Halloween party, we were pretty wiped out.  Luckily, Howard’s had our backs. All we had to do was to give them a call and set up a general cleaning appointment… and the rest was smooth sailing.  I would rate them a 5 / 5 stars.”

You can schedule a general house cleaning appointments suited for your needs. Call us through our hotline at 949-215-9550 or visit our website. You can also connect with us on social media. When you need professional house cleaning, carpet cleaning and window cleaning, Howard’s is always at your service.

Dad’s Big Day

Father’s Day is celebrated in order to honor fathers — to celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

What would be a perfect way to celebrate the hardworking and loving fathers and grandfathers? What would be a good way to honor their strength as protectors and providers?

Through house cleaning of course!

Give the man of the hour the gift of serenity through cleaning. Though dads and husbands are usually not the house-makers today, some are and they deserve a break… they need to relax. They need not hassle themselves in cleaning the entire house for this day or any other.

As one of our clients Shirley L. from Newport Beach said, “Howard’s House Cleaning has got my husband covered this Father’s Day. I’m currently working at home and he does the housework. I called Howard’s and set up the schedule and my husband couldn’t be happier as I told him to relax!”

Also Howard’s has got your back any time. We offer weekly and bi-weekly cleaning schedules we make sure to accommodate your schedule. As you come home after relaxing and building memories with your dad or husband, you will be greeted by a refreshed and cleansed home.

Now isn’t it time you scheduled a house cleaning appointment with us?

This is not the end of 2019

This is not only the end of 2019 but it is the end of years with the teens in it for the rest of this century! We will be celebrating this closure with the hopes of a very successful and prosperous year for every one.  After our party I will be having Howard’s House Cleaning Referral maids to help remove the confetti and noise makers, clean up spilled drinks, pack up leftovers and relax!

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.

SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

[email protected]

www.howardshousecleaning.com

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

If you live in Orange County… You should be using Howard’s !

POST THOUGHTS THANKSGIVING

Well, it’s the week before Thanksgiving and all my friends are trying to eat less in order to be able to pig out on the big turkey day. Personally, I don’t think that actually works for me. My week before is trying to keep my house clean after Howard’s House Cleaning team was here. With family coming I want them to think I keep a sparkling clean house at all times. I have the maids concentrate on the tile floors and of course the bathrooms. It doesn’t have to last it’s all about first impression. Once the grown kids get here it all goes to hell anyway. Funny how adult kids come home and revert to the teenage years and think Mom will pick up after them. All kidding aside I love having them for a few days….emphasis on a few days! Now to do my grocery shopping list. Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.
SERVICES: Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.
WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.
WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.
EXCELLENCE! Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities! ALWAYS… Security conscious!
You can count on: RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!
We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!
CALL TODAY: Howard 949-215-9550
[email protected]
www.howardshousecleaning.com
Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

Getting ready for Christmas & Hanukkah

I feel I am finally coming down from the Thanksgiving celebration, thank God for elastic waistbands,  and now gearing up for Christmas/Hanukkah Season!  We have a fund raising party planned for the 15th and of course to make my home sparkle and shine I have Howard’s House Cleaning Referral maids in Laguna Hills to handle that. All the funds raised will go to children’s holiday gifts.  This is the season to give and every year I chose a different charity to inspire others to give.  This is my way of making great memories.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.

SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

[email protected]

www.howardshousecleaning.com

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

FOR LAGUNA WOODS CLIENTS:  One other important point:  Our corporate offices are located adjacent to Laguna Woods, off Ridge Route.

LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR

I always love this time of year because of the holiday music.  Music is a universal language and can take you to another time and place with wonderful memories.  I can hear an oldies song and I am instantly in the place and time….same with Christmas music.  My favorite is Silent Night and it doesn’t matter in what language it is sung in.  My maids from Howard’s House Cleaning Referral in South Orange County walked in and started singing the carole that was playing.  We laugh and became an instant trio….this is a memory that will last forever.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.

SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

[email protected]

www.howardshousecleaning.com

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

Our corporate offices are located adjacent to Laguna Woods, off Ridge Route.

Service Areas include:  Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, and all other Orange County Cities.

 

Holiday Central …

Well, one holiday down and few more big ones coming up.  If you survived the family Thanksgiving followed by Black Friday you are a warrior.  This is my favorite time of the year for parties and  I have Howard’s maids scheduled for an extra cleaning adding my refrigerator and oven for  preparation for the upcoming food fests.  Baking cookies and candies is my favorite tradition.  Messy, but fun. This year I tried to find calorie free treats….to no avail and who really wants to eat that stuff during this fun pig out time. plus, everyone will be joining the gym in January, right?

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.

SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

[email protected]

www.howardshousecleaning.com

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

FOR LAGUNA WOODS CLIENTS:  One other important point:  Our corporate offices are located adjacent to Laguna Woods, off Ridge Route.

 

Veteran’s Day

Monday,  November 11th is Veteran’s Day! Some think what is the big deal? Do we get the day off, or are the banks closed and various other benign terms.
“A veteran is someone who, at one point on their life wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America,  for an amount up to including their life”  We all have friends and families that have served and I am grateful for everyone of them.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.

SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

[email protected]

www.howardshousecleaning.com

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

FOR LAGUNA WOODS CLIENTS:  One other important point:  Our corporate offices are located adjacent to Laguna Woods, off Ridge Route.

POST HALLOWEEN

Well, it’s post Halloween and how many of you are in a sugar coma?  I am for sure. I had a fun old fashion Halloween party last night  bobbing for apples and games with some spills and chills….enough that I had to schedule a cleaning from Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency in Laguna Woods.  Who knew these senior citizens could get so into the festivities….with just one spirited drink? I had each sign in with a disclosure of 1. Who is on what  medication 2. Who is diabetic? 3. Who will need a ride?  4. And who will need a walker to get home ?  I provided extra walkers for those who had more than one drink.  It was a fun, fun night!

similar to:  HARVEST MOON

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.

SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

My favorite time of year ! F O O T B A L L !!!

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

[email protected]

www.howardshousecleaning.com

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

FOR LAGUNA WOODS CLIENTS:  One other important point:  Our corporate offices are located adjacent to Laguna Woods, off Ridge Route.  The other fact that our many Laguna Woods clients appreciate, is that my wife and I have been long time residents of Laguna Woods, so I really know and understand the project and the residents.